February 8, 2010 Subject:
co-starring Fred Ziffel, Darrin's mom and Zelda Gilroy!
Some two decades prior to The Brady Bunch and The Partridge Family, Stu Erwin's Trouble With Father aired back-to-back with Ozzie And Harriet on ABC Friday nights.
Since many years ago I have come across a number of references to this show as the prototype for sitcoms featuring lovable-but-bumbling fathers. This is the first episode I have seen in its entirety and it's a good one. Good for a smile all the way through, but the milking scene is indeed laugh-out-loud funny.
I noticed right away that the set used for the Erwin home is the Henderson's house as it appeared in the second batch of 39 (1952-53) episodes of Beulah. The furnishings are different of course and they switched a couple of living room walls around, but otherwise very obviously the same set.
May 23, 2009 Subject:
Trouble with Father
Thanks Seto for the upload. I thought this show was not to bad at all. The story line about keeping chickens in the city brought back memories of when I was a kid in the 50's living in Vancouver B.C. One of my brothers brought home a hen and rooster one day and hid them in the basement. All went well until the morning when the rooster started crowing and the neighbors started phoning my mom and dad about the noise. Anyhow the roast chicken was delicious.